I find a certain fascination in simple, quite mundane messages written on postcards close to 100 years ago. Here is one postmarked ‘o4 from Newcastle, addressed to Gateshead. Get out my map! The reverse side is a rather cute image of kittens.
Sankaty Head on Nantucket Island Massachusetts
There was no message on this card but the printing style is old – ear;ly 20th century? I visited this spot many summers in the early 1950’s. A favorite. One summer when I was staying in Siasconset I met a young and lonely coastguardsman who liked to hook rugs – a passion we shared on that beautiful bluff. Sounds like the beginning of a story set in 1850, not 1950.
Lighthouse in Machias Maine written in July1909. A good friend of 80+ years lives in Machias.
Lighthouse in Stranraer Scotland
It was a day for going through boxes and boxes of postcards at the meeting of the Postcard Collectors Club. I found some nice cards to add to my collection.
For example – isn’t he a cutie?
Lithograph by Edouard Manet, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston